course of jump
Pure fun and adrenaline
course of the jump
Off you go!
Time required: approx. 1 hour. Plan with 2 to 3 hours as there may be delays (wind / clouds / rain).
Requirements: minimum size 1.40 m, maximum body weight 90 kg (up to 115 kg for € 40, - surcharge possible)
Clothing: sporty clothing and sneakers. Glasses and contact lenses are not a problem.
Adjustment of passenger harness
To be safely connected with the tandem master during the free fall, you will be equipped with a passenger harness, which will later be connected to the harness of your tandem master. You will get long trousers, a jumper, protective goggles as well as clothes for dirt protection straight from the parachute centre.
Briefing for the course of the jump
Your tandem master will brief you in the course of the jump, you basically can’t do anything wrong. But there are a few things which help your tandem master and add to your safety. The briefing takes about five to ten minutes.
Boarding the plane
Seating order and behaviour in the plane will be explained, harnesses will be checked one more time.
Repetition of briefing
Before the drop zone is reached, the most important things will be reviewed again.
Connecting of the harnesses
The passenger harness will be connected safely with the harness of the tandem master. The harness material has a breaking load of 3.000 kg. The passenger harness is connected on four different locations with the harness of the tandem master.
As practised during the briefing, the jump position is taken up. The tandem pilot and the passenger sit down at the open plane door and let their legs hang outside. The passenger holds on to the passenger belts at the side, puts his head in his neck and pushes his pelvis forward. Time to go!
After a brief acceleration period you will stay in free fall for about one minute at a velocity of about 200 km/h. Nothing comes closer to the feeling of freedom!
When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Opening of the parachute
The parachute slows down the fall gently. The parachute takes 300 m, which are about six seconds to slow you down from 200 km/h back to nearly 0 km/h. The tandem master will start the opening procedure at about 1.500 m above ground at the latest.
The open parachute
At about 1.000 m above earth, your tandem master will explain to you, how you let the fully steerable surface glider float down to earth. If you want to glide gently or descend rapidly in spirals, it is up to you.
You are back on Mother Earth. Shortly before touching down, your tandem master will signal you to lift your legs to make sure, the tandem master touches down first. Only when the parachute ceases to move forward you can put your legs on the ground.
no ifs, no buts
Safety is the most important consideration at Fallschirmzentrum Kärnten!
Parents, partners, friends – often, people who are waiting on the ground, watching the aircraft taking off, are way more excited than the brave tandem passengers sitting in the airplane.
Respect for this sport is understandable, as parachuting often is wrongly linked to extreme sports such as base jumping.
Many of those who want to present someone with a voucher, make detailed inquiries before deciding about such a gift. But even more people decide to get a jump for themselves after listening to the euphoric stories of someone who already jumped.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us. We will answer all your questions!
Here at the Fallschirmzentrum Kärnten, we only have certified tandem masters who got their qualification through the ZLPV (Civil Aviation Personnel Regulations Act).
Only tandem masters are allowed to take passengers with them! The training to become a tandem master is highly demanding and passing the difficult exam is possible for very experienced parachutists only.
Our tandem masters can proudly look back on several thousands of accident-free jumps.
The Fallschirmzentrum Kärnten uses systems, which meet state-of-the-art technology standards in parachuting. We only use original material, not no-brand items or replicas.
Each jump is documented in writing, so systems can be replaced even if they still look flawlessly.
The harness material has a breaking load of 3.000 kg. Each parachute system consists of two parachutes.
Each parachute system is equipped with an electronic opening device (CYPRES = Cybernetic Parachute Release System) which automatically opens the second parachute in case the tandem master is not able to react on time. For every jump, each tandem master of the Fallschirmzentrum Kärnten is equipped with an optical and acoustic altimeter.
jumps from 6000 meters only possible on selected dates
The course of this jump is not different from a jump from 4.000 metres. See course: click here
At about 4.000 m, you will be supplied with oxygen via an oxygen mask during the aircraft ascent, to compensate for the low pressure and the lack of oxygen in that height.
The jump itself is carried out without oxygen supply as the TUC (Time of Useful Consciousness) or self-rescue time is between 10 and 15 minutes in that height.
Self-rescue time is the time period between the beginning of oxygen deficiency until incapacity.
This is on no account synonymous with unconsciousness. Rather, the person affected is neither mentally nor physically able to act effectively and goal-oriented anymore. (e. g. diminished critical faculty, euphoria, indifference).
Due to the stress every first-time jumper experiences, the TUC can get significantly shorter. Lack of sleep, exhaustion, alcohol consummation, dehydration and mineral deficiency, medication, infections, sleeping pills or other drugs can negatively influence the effects of oxygen deficiency.
If you doubt your physical requirements, please consult your physician.
3-2-1 – Full power!
What they say
after the drop
I was really excited before the jump.
When we finally ascended, the tension was suddenly gone.
After the jump, it was simply just fabulous.
Many thanks to my friends for this fabulous gift and
an experience, I will definitely never forget! Top!
I have experienced a lot, but jumping from a height of 4.000 m
was a whole new experience, even for me! :-)